Directors

Gold Arrow Directors
GAC Camp Directors Soy, Chelster, Bean, Sunshine, & Monkey

Alison “Bean” Moeschberger

Camp Director
Alison “Bean” Moeschberger

Camp Director

Alison is a graduate of Purdue University and was an elementary teacher for five years before she joined Gold Arrow’s year-round staff. Alison has been part of Gold Arrow Camp for the past 26 years as a camper, CIT, and staff member.  She is also a certified Lifeguard Instructor as well as a Wilderness First Aid Instructor. Alison is married to Andy, who campers call "Soy". They spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta, and their dog, Henry.

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Year at GAC:

26th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Purdue

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director

Andy, who campers call “Soy,” supports the male head counselors and oversee all of the male campers at GAC. He was a high school history and government teacher for 14 years before coming to work full time for camp. He met his wife, Alison ("Bean") while playing tuba in the Purdue All-American Marching Band.

He is also the host of GAC’s own podcast, called The POG Cast, and is also frequently been seen on the Big Campfire stage. Soy and Bean spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta and their dog, Henry

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Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Kokomo, IN

School:

Purdue

Favorite food:Pizza.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Sherlock Holmes. He is a master of all kinds of arcane knowledge, which would make him basically unbeatable at trivia.
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the sunny Sierras, having fun, and Morning Assembly.

Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe

Director of Parent and Camper Communication
Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe

Director of Parent and Camper Communication

Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis. Being involved with camp for more than twenty years, Chelsea has a long history associated with Gold Arrow. Not only was Chelsea a former GAC camper, but her parents were former GAC staff members who met at Gold Arrow. Now, Chelsea and her children, Macy and Elliot, spend their summers at GAC. Together with her husband, Steve (aka “Seismo”), they spend the rest of the year in southern California. Chelsea, who is called “Chelster” at camp, is committed to the welfare of campers, helping to create summer memories that will last a lifetime.

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Year at GAC:

31st

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

UC Davis

Favorite food:Mexican food.
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman because she's strong and fierce!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting and getting to know all of the new campers and staff.

Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer
Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer

Steve holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from U.C.L.A. and has been at Camp since 1989. Steve, along with his wife Audrey, is responsible for the business operations at camp and is committed to the development of children and to maintaining the traditions that have made Gold Arrow one of the finest traditional camps in the United States since 1933.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

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Year at GAC:

31st

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

UCLA

Favorite food:Jicama - nature's savory apple!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Flash - the fastest fictional character ever.
What you're most looking forward to:Camp smells - campfires, pine trees, bacon, etc.

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke

Chief Visionary Officer
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke

Chief Visionary Officer

Audrey is a graduate of Stanford University and recently earned a master’s degree in psychology from Fresno State. Her first book, Happy Campers will be released on May 7th, 2019!

She is also a Certified Camp Director through the American Camp Association. Audrey has been at Gold Arrow Camp since 1986.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and her husband, Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

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Year at GAC:

35th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Stanford University

Favorite food:Avocado (Coffee - if that was a food)
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Harriet the Spy - Loved that book as a kid!
What you're most looking forward to:Happy kids, campfires, being with my GAC fam.

Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director
Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Noblesville, IN

School:

Purdue University

Favorite food:Yellow Curry!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Eliza Thornberry because she is always up for an adventure!
What you're most looking forward to: I am looking forward to skits, s'mores, and another summer in the Sierras!

Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director
Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director

Year at GAC:

32nd

Hometown:

Valencia, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No